What’s New?!!

After 10 or 20 years, how is the best way to answer the question ~” What’s new?”
What's New! What's the Answer!!

What's New! What is the Answer!!

 As I am sure many of you have experienced the “What’s new” question, it is particularly apparent during the Holidays.  Visiting for our holidays, were many cousins, aunts and uncles that we haven’t seen for many years. 

Now because I believe in A Plan and Strategy, not to mention my personal BRAND, I was fully aware that these questions would come on Thanksgiving weekend.  This took many hours to prepare myself for the inevitable. 

 
 
Plan ~ Be courteous and respond poliltely; be brief but good content; get them talking about themselves
Strategy ~ If I talked about my 5 years in Marketing/Promotional Product business and my love for Twitter and Social Media, my plan to get them talking about themselves would fall into place….because who doesn’t want to talk about themselves.
Brand ~ Being a good listener, interested in what others have to say and getting enthusiastic about others’ accomplishments is a part of my Brand that I enjoy to hear being communicated about me. 
 
RESULTS:  I know so much more about my cousins, aunts and uncles that we haven’t seen for awhile and they are all lovely and wonderful people that have interesting lives. 
“What’s New?” really means I would love to talk to you but I am not sure what to ask.  Telling a little about yourself is fine but by engaging them and listening well, will forever BRAND you as a loving and caring relative and friend…..AND you just may have a cousin in Minnesota who is an Executive in a large corporation, who is organizing a Golf Outing in May, and who needs golf shirts, hats and other items. 
Listening is a powerful communication tool that rewards.  I was listening but so was the Executive….a win/win!!
How did you answer,  “What’s new?”

Innovative Go Green Idea for Businesses

Go Green ~ Plant a Tree

Go Green ~ Plant a Tree

 Give your clients a Branded card with your logo, they are sent to a Branded site with your logo and they receive a Branded certificate with your logo thanking them for their donation. 

 Plant-a-Tree Cards are an easy-to-use online promotion that is delivered through a branded card and unique Reward Code. Card holders simply go on-line and show their support by planting a tree for free in a global reforestation project. Upon redemption, consumers can download a branded certificate in honor of planting of their tree. Altered expiration dates, custom shaped cards and rush service available. Seeded paper cards available.   2 1/8″ L x 3 3/8″ W x 30mm Thick    Click here for more specific info =>  seedthefuture   Please inquire Diane@marketingbyDM.com

Just had to share this with you because it is such a unique, innovative, impressive, inexpensive give-away with lots of rewards.

What do you think?

Thumb Band Supports No Texting While Driving

Do You Support Text-free Driving? Thumb Band Says You Do!

 

 

Thumb Band!  An EPIDEMIC that is rapidly spreading across America. Teens and adults alike are TEXTING WHILE DRIVING. The only conclusion is that TEXTING KILLS. More than Just an Awareness Band. IT’S A PROMISE TO DRIVE SAFE. Schools, Businesses, Counties & States have joined forces to stop this problem. NOW IT IS YOUR TURN! The FACTS: Like Driving After Drinking 4 Beers. 23 Times More Likely to Crash. 5 Seconds of Texting at 55 mph is 300 ft of Missed Road. 28 Percent of Accidents are Text Related.

Below is the information regarding these life-saving thumb bands…..Texting Kills; No Texting While Driving, etc.

If you wish to purchase these for a project you are implementing, please contact me directly.  FREE Set UP, FREE PMS match, FREE Shipping, FREE customized message; FREE Debossing

 

Diane@marketingbyDM.com

 

Bands come in three sizes; 60mm, 70mm, 76mm. Teens would wear the mid-size and adults the largest size. 

Pricing:  1,000 @ $.295 each; 2500 @ $.285 each; 5000 @ $.28 each ; 10,000 @ $.265 each and 25,000 @ $.24 each